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Course Title: Home Hydroponics AHT107

Home Hydroponics AHT107

Horticulture Course
Price:£325 Qualification: Certificate

Want to grow healthy food at home by using your own hydopnic system – look no further? This is one of our biggest selling courses, and has been studied by many happy hydroponic food growers.

Course Structure for Home Hydroponics AHT107

  1. Basic Chemistry and Plant Nutrition – atoms, elements, nutrient deficiency symptoms
    • Nutrient Solutions – calculating formulae, hydroponic nutrition, preparing nutrient solutions
  2. Types of Systems A – classification of hydroponic systems, ingredients of hydroponic systems, rockwool.
  3. Types of Systems B – what makes up a system, 16 hydroponic ideas, NFT, solution dispensation.
  4. Plant Problems in Hydroponics – pests and diseases, nutritional and environmental problems, water and plant relationships, pH.
  5. How a Plant Grows – growth, nutrient solutions, preparing a solution, mechanisms of nutrient uptake, photosynthesis.
  6. Plant Culture – controlling environmental features, post harvest storage.
  7. Hydroponic Vegetable Production – how to grow vegetables hydroponically.
  8. Hydroponic Cut Flower Production – growing flowers in hydroponics, carnations.
  9. Soil Media vs Nutrient Film – berries, indoor plants, types of media, NFT.
  10. Greenhouse Operation & Management – solar energy applications in horticulture, greenhouse management.
  11. Special Assignment – a report on how to improve your present hydroponic venture, or a report on planning a new hydroponic venture.

Aims of  Home Hydroponics AHT107

  • Describe the nature and scope of hydroponic growing in a hobby situation.
  • Explain basic plant nutrition chemistry in order to describe the composition and function of hydroponic nutrients.
  • Differentiate between a variety of fertilisers and hydroponic nutrients, and suggest how these might be used appropriately in the growing of different types of plants in a hydroponic garden.
  • Compare options for media and systems, in order to choose what is appropriate to a specific home situation.
  • Design a hydroponic system suited to a particular home situation
  • Diagnose common ailments in a hydroponic system, make a determine appropriate action.
  • Describe the course of a hydroponic crop in a home situation from initial planting to harvest, and treatment of the harvested crop.
  • Differentiate between solid media and nutrient film hydroponic techniques, and the way in which plants may be treated differently in each.
  • Plan the production of a sequence of vegetable and herb produce for household use from hydroponic production.
  • Determine appropriate methods for hydroponic cut flower production in a home situation.

Price: £340
Qualification: Certificate
Estimated Course Duration: 100 hours
Available Learning Methods: Online, USB (+£5) and Correspondence (+£35)
Enrolment Dates: Our courses are self-paced and you can start at anytime

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